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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The final ride … of 2011

It was time, time to gear up for my final ride this season. I didn’t want to make the ride but a look at the long range forecast and the calendar told me… I was running out of time. Today was the day I had to ride my Star to her winter storage spot. It wasn’t really cold, 10 degrees C and I might have changed my mind if the sky hadn’t truly lost its look of summer. Gone are those thunder heads that make us run for our rain gear. Those summer clouds have been replaced by an October sky that is whispering, “Snow.”
I swear as I stood there putting on my gloves, letting the engine warm up one last time that the Honda Rincon was laughing at me and the Star and our summer dependence from behind. I can’t believe it’s really over again.


  1. Putting a bike away for the winter has always been difficult, but I look at it as an opportunity.  It means it is time to start planning next years rides and trips.  Every cloud has a silver lining.

  2. Sadly I had to put mine away this week as well. So now it's time to start thinking about mods before next year's riding season is upon us in a few months.

  3. No, really? Is it that time of the year already? We haven't seen any bad weather heading our way just yet (that is if you don't count rain into that category), so I plan to ride well into November. Cheers, from the West coast.

  4. Ah, Sonja - how I envy you on the west coast, and for that matter, any of you who have a garage/storage that isn't a long distance relationship.
    Thanks Gary for the pep talk...and Canajun we sure can use the time (what have we got 6 months or so) to think about where to go next...On That note - Have you got suggestions?